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>> taking your e-mails on any topic at any time, this is "the bill press show," live on your radio and current tv. >> eric byrnes from bullfight strategies is a friend of bill in the next hour. rudy says, bill, heard some of the show on friday about the health of our nation. one underlying issue may be the state of our environment causing health issues. good point. >> we talked about the diversity of president obama'ska cabinet, lala writes in, give me a frickin' break 47 percent of his people are women. how about you people -- how about you folks in the media an especially the left spend your time yelling and screaming about different issues >> bill: i remind you of a picture of president obama with 10 of his closest advisors. all 10 were men. one was black. >> this is "the bill press show." i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp and it tastes really good!
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[ music ] >> bill: good morning, everybody. happy monday, monday january 14, 2013. great to see you today. thank you so much for joining us here on the full court"full-court press," live across the great land of ours on current tv. hope you had a great weekend ready to tackle the issues of the day. remember all of the talk last week about that trillion dollar coin? the white house announced over the weekend, it ain't going to happen. they are not going to go there. but i think they may regret that decision after all. do they really think that congress is going to go along
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with raising the debt ceiling without demanding cuts in social security and cuts in medicare? no way. trust me. within a couple of weeks, the white house is going to be coming back and saying maybe we ought to do that trillion dollar coin after all. we will talk about that and more here but first take a little time out to get the latest. today's currents news update this morningnday morning. lisa ferguson has it out in los angeles. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. vice president joe biden is meeting with the house today getting ready to, to put together that list of recommendations to curb gun violence. there is one point where both sides agree, punishing people who lie on their background checks. until 2010, nearly 80,000 people were denied guns for lying or giving inaccurate information about their criminal history. but, only 44 of those people
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were actually charged with a crime. this is one of the issues joe biden's task force is looking at and we can last timing expect his plan to include a stronger focus on background checks. those recommendations to the president could come as early as tomorrow. the group is also looking at mental health treatment, violence in video games and movies and a potential ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. the nra is, of course showing strong obviouspposition to. this yesterday ocnn's face the nation, group president david keen said an assault weapons ban will not make its way through congress. keen also reinforced his earlier stand he will not compromise second amendment rights but he did say he would support a data base from mentally i will people top prevent them from buying a firearm liberal think tank is giving recommendations that includes 13 items and that does include universal background checks. we will be right back.
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[ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show". >> that trillion dollar coin, forget about it. it ain't going to happen says the white house. great to see you today. here we go on a monday, monday january 14th, it is the "full-court press" booming out to you live coast to coast all the way across this great country of ours in washington, d.c., our nation's capitol, bringing you the news of the day and giving you a chance top sound off and give us your comments on what you think
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about the issues of the day, what it means to you and to your family. you can do so any which way. let's try by phone, 866-55-press. >> that's our toll-free number. if you don't have a time for a call, tweet us on twitter p follow us at bp show @bp show or on press show. there you go. finally, got it right. joining us to walk us through the big stories of the day this hour, one of the founding partners of bullfight strategy eric burns. >> happy new year my friend. >> first time this year. >> first time i have seen you since before christmas. >> happy new year. keep saying happy new year. >> we will say it until march april, i am sure. >> like the first time around, right? >> right. >> 2012 was so con 10tentious, i think everyone is excited it's a new year. >> the cutoff. two weeks into the new year,
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it's the 14th. today is the cut-off. you made it just under the radar. >> it's funny. i had the same experience, i was on with jennifer granholm "on war room". >> i said, hey, happy new year. and she went what? i can't believe i haven't seen you yet. >> the ogburn rule. >> two weeks. peter ogburn is here. he makes the rules. >> january 4th was my cult-off. >> dan henning good morning. >> hi. >> a little bit too harsh. get a little bit of a... >> exactly. phil bachus has the phones and cyprian boulding our videographer extra order narrative. >> a chance to lookinaire. >> a chance to look the. >> the academy awards a big deal. but there are so many and the golden globes have come on.
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making a lot of news. they certainly driver's license last night at the beverly hilton for a lot of reasons. tina fey and amy poehler. you could not do better than get the two of them to host it. they welcomed everybody with what's unique. >> we honor the television shows that have entertained us as well as theaters that have been in -- films that have been in theaters two days. >> that's what makes it so special. only do the beautiful people of film rub shoulders with the rat-faced people of television. >> bill: inside jokes were fast and furious. you know, a lot of talk about kathleen bigalow, the director of "zero dark thirty." have you seen it yet? >> i haven't. >> i have resolved i am going today. >> i am going to go today or tomorrow. maybe we should go after show.
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>> let's do it. >> why -- at any rate great line about the -- does she know anything about torture, cath league bigalow. >> women in film catherine bigalow normalminated tonight. i haven't followed the controversy but when it comes to torture, i trust the lady who spent three years married to james cameron. >> shock. did she really say that? >> yeah. but it was interesting bill clinton making an appearance to introduce "lincoln." >> bill clinton makes an appearance everywhere. i love bill clinton. >> the guy has limitless energy. >> absolutely. >> what a coup for been affleck,
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stubbed by the economy. "argueo "argo" got best flick. big shocker at the academy. >> usually these golden globes give you some sort of an education as to where the oscars are going to go, especially in best director. ben affleck wasn't even nominated. you can't look at the golden globes as any kind of indicator this year. >> i would like to see ben affleck getting acco lates he deserves. mat damien got most of the credit out of the movie, the first movie they made, "good will hunting" but ben affleck was his partner in making that movie. >> he makes me crazy as an actor. he is a wapitiastic director. he is a really really really good director. >> he not om directed -- not only act but directed. >> in argo. >> we will be joined by amanda
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turkel from huffington post. john lowey from the brady center to prevent gun violence, the issue of the day. he will be in studio with us as well. we will get to all of that but first: >> this is the full court press. >> dan, what's going on. >> other winners at last night's golden globes best drama going to "homeland." the comedy "girls" and best mini series? game change and julian moore winning best act tress for her portrayal of sarah palin. lena done a.m. for "girls." done cheatham for "house of lies." >> that was wapitiastic, homeland. >> you will love it. >> best show on t.v. out right now i think for sure. >> the nfc and afc championship match-ups are set after one of the best play-off football weekends in history. no game more thruming than the
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ravens beating the denver broncos in 9 degree weather in double overtime. 38 to 35. also, saturday, sab francisco trouncing green bay 45-31. atlanta seattle beating after blowing a 20-point lead and new england over houston. next weekend new england and baltimore and san franl cisco and atlanta. the winners of those goes to the super super bowl. >> does anybody think the ravens have a chance? >> i didn't think they had a shot against denver. >> right. >> i think they have a better shot to beat new england. they have beaten new england before. this is a rivalry. this is a real legit football rivalry. they have gotten them before. >> as a hustonian, i am tired of huston losing. i am so tired of this. it doesn't matter. >> they got smokedouston losing.
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i am so tired of this. it doesn't matter. >> they got smoked. >> lance armstrong is sitting down with oprah. >> speaking of losers. >> we learned over the weekend he will make a quote limited confession about doping. >> gosh. >> armstrong has long denied while cycling but sent a press message and said i told oprah to go wherever she wants and i will answer directly, candidly and honestly. >> it seems to be staged ahead of time. you know what i mean? i hate to believe that opera has given him the questions ahead of time, but it sounds like it to me. >> probably, you know, i never know. this is clearly, i think, in keeping with lance armstrong's code. >> i am so over lance armstrong. >> this is a crash course in what not to do in crisis management. if you crew up, own it. get out in front. get it past you and move on. he has dragged this out for so long and if he doesn't give a
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full confession, it's only going to drag out longer. >> they are billing it as a limited confession. is he trying to get like a contributorship on fox news? i don't quite understand you know. >> bill: i don't get it. all right. now, here in our nation's capitol, the battle continues, a big story, over the nomination of president obama's nomination last week, a week ago today when he nominated chuck hagel as his next secretary of defense. that dominated the sunday talk shows. before we get into it, the one who made the most headlines on this, not john mccain. the idea that every sunday talk show feels that they have to book john mccain every sunday is -- i am so sick of it. common. you know he will say something crazy but he is crazy. why keep booking him. >> for sure. >> so didn't make any news yesterday. the one who did was colin powell. first of all, who former secretary of state, former chairman of the joint chiefs
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who said that -- he came out very, very strongly in defense of senator haggel. >> people say that doesn't necessarily make him a good candidate for secretary of defense. i will tell you who thinks that makes him a good candidate for secretary of defense, the men and women in the armed forces of the united states and their parents. >> meaning, of course he will be the first enlisted man to serve as secretary of defense. and one of the few wounded in wartime and in combat to the serve as secretary of defense. then where colin powell really made news was when he we want on to say, this whole battle over chuck hagel, republicans versus republicans over chuck hagel is i will lustrative of what's wrong with the republican party. colin powell again. >> i think what the republican party needs to do now is take a hard look at its self and understand that the country has changed. the country is changing demographically. if the republican party does not change along with the demographic, they are going to be in trouble.
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>> bill: one other thing that colin powell said that's wrong with the republican party, not only this inability to keep up with changing times, if you will, but they are still carrying around to many of them, a strong breed of intel intelrance. >> there is also a dark a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is: they still sort of look down on minorities. >> so this battle over chuck hagle, eric, is really a battle for the heart and soul of the republican party. isn't it? >> you know, i don't think there is any question that at this point, every battle these guys are fighting, you know in a way is a battle for the heart and soul of the republican party at this point. >> this one in particular, because, you know, i had to ask five years ago, was chuck hagel considered a pariah by the right? he is being attacked, you know,
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viciously, typically by bill kri krystal as an inappropriate choice and, you know, all of the usual attacks that they, you know, foist on the administration, simply because obama wants to appoint him. it shows you how far to the right that, yeah this party has gone. >> and also because he dared break with the party over the war in iraq, which of course, you know, god forbid. >> the neocons, this is the moment that they feel they can't have somebody in the -- a republican particularly in a position leading the penta goodeon who dares question, you know, their war, war, war as the om answer. >> clearly. >> iraq, afghanistan, iran. >> chuck hagel, i think, is known for being colorful in some of his commentary but, there weres -- there is no question that in my mind anyway most
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americans would like to see a secretary of defense, that, you know, is much more interested in trying to work out a peaceable solution to the situation with iran than going to war virility that's what you want. it's why we don't call it the secretary of war any more or the war department, which i think we did up until world war ii. it became secretary of defense. you know, we had -- we had eight years of a secretary -- or six years of a secretary of defense with an agenda, you know in donald rumsfeld with wolfowitz. we saw what that got us in the bush administration, a lot of dead american soldiers and a lot of money spent. >> bill: what i find interesting and refreshing about this is that president obama obviously got a lot of flack over susan rice and decided that was not a battle he was willing to fight. and so when she said, i don't want any more -- any more to do with this, he said okay. i will accept. i am not going to nominate you. chuck hagel, he decided he is going to go to the mat on the
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this one. i think he wins. >> absolutely. how does he not win? you know, it's him reaching across the aisle. he is doing exactly what he has been attacked every day, district attorney in and day out for the last four years, you know, by republicans for claiming that he is not doing, which, of course, you know which is reaching out, working with republicans, taking one of their own, you know, and not one much these country club old school republicans that i think really make up the vast majority of folks that colin powell talked about with his initial response with the tapping of the party. somebody who i think is respected but has some very conservative views, too. >> chuck hagel secretary of defense. at a time does speak -- and when we come back, i want to ask you about this, so that the one thing that chuck hagel does have in common with john kerry and john brennan and jack lew, the president's last four appointees is all four white males an the
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president is getting some flack about that. maureen dowd wrote an blistering column in "the new york times." we are talking issues of the day here, chuck hagel, diversity in the president's cabinet and other issues with eric byrnes from bull fight strategies. invite you to join the conversation at any time at 866-55-press, and peter will follow your comments on twitter and facebook. we will be right back. >> this is the full court press, "the bill press show" live on your radio and on current tv. [ music ] joy behar. >> on my next show i'll talk to the actress who taught me if you don't have something wise ass to say, don't say anything. the great valerie harper on say anything.
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>> radio meets television "the bill press show," now on current tv. . >> all right. 26 minutes after the hour. eric burns here in studio as a friend of bill this hour. we are talking issues of the day at 866-55-press start with colin powell's pretty strong comments yesterday about what's wrong with the republican party today spoken as a republican a republican who has voted twice for president obama, but says there is something wrong with the republican party today and it's got to do some real soul searching and cha inc. to keep up with the times. peter ogburn has his eyes on the social immediate with a. >> a story burning up the internet that is really, really fantastic. you know if you sign up to have a petition on the white house, whoever started that may regret it now. >> somebody put up a petition for the white house to build the death star. from the star wars movies, the
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death star, the giant planet-looking -- >> need 25,000 signatures? >> they got a response. >> no. >> they got the signatures. >> paul shacraw put out maybe the greatest press release ever from the white house it begins with: this is not the petition response you are looking for. the administration shares but a death star isn't on the horizon. here are a few reasons. the construction of the death star has been estimated to cost more than 85 -- google -- i don't know what that number is. it's more than a trillion. we are working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it. second, the administration does not support blowing up planets. third, why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars that could be exploited by a one-man
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starship. if you pursue a career in a math relead field, the force will be us. the death star's power to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the force. bravo to the white house for putting that out. it's filled well inside references to star wars movies. we tweeted a link where you can read the whole thing. blue rapid says it's $850 quadrillion by the way. now you know how fast it would cost. >> somebody studied how much it would cost. they have hot links throughout the article. >> it's amazing. >> it's a great piece. >>@bp show on twitter. >> all right. >> death star. >> we have a death star. we have no trillion dollar coin. all of the fun stuff. over the weekend. >> franklin mint. >> this is "the bill press show."
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going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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eric byrnes in studio with us as a friend of bill from bullfight strategies. >> good morning >> bill: regular team here this morning, peter. >> hey, hey. happy monday. woo-hoo >> bill: following social media on twitter and footballing. with this busy inauguration week getting started, we are joined by amanda turkel managing politics managing editor for huffington post. good to talk to you this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> gradlad you are there. a week from today, the official ceremony. yesterday was the official dress rehearsal for the inauguration what's anticipated? big but not as big as last time for the inaugural ceremonies this week. >> absolutely. president obama's first
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inauguration was one of the most anticipated events people very many seen in quite awhile. there was a purple tunnel of doom. i think this time there will be no purple ticket from what i have heard. >> my wife carol's sister and her husband were caught in the purple tunnel of doom. they were part of the crowd. they are coming back this year. they are from vermont and taking another shot at it, another chance. they should just put some tevez in the tunnels just in case. >> i don't think they are going to let people go in that tunnel. >> i am sure they won't. i am sure they won't. >> amanda, on the more important issues, the president, of course now has asked for a fight and is willing to fight the fight to get chuck hagel nominated as secretary of defense. i don't know how you read it. it looks to me like every day,
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hagel is being up more support and the choices against chuck hagel seem to get more and more on the sidelines. how do you read it? >> they were strongest before president obama had nominated him because there were some people who wanted to prevent his nomination all out. now that he is nominated. a lot are saying look at the president's per rogrerogativeprerogative. he might not be my first pick but i will go along with him. you have some republicans that are saying they oppose chuck haggel, like senator lindsey graham. generally, it seems chuck hagel does have a solid sort of group of support and his supporters are, i think getting more organized and getting out there instead of pushing the case for chuck hagel. his opponents were mobilized early. it seems like he will take tough questioning but it seems more and more like he will get confirmed.
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>> amanda, i am curious as to what you think about this, you know, i really feel a lot of it, the opposition to senator hagel becoming secretary of defense by republicans is because he is a republican and they don't want to see this president be successful with, you know, kind of reaching across the aisle especially to someone of chuck hagel's profile. do you think that's a valid kind of driver of what we are seeing from the right? >> i think that's an interesting point because, i mean, you are right that president obama is symbolically, the american likes he is reaching across the aisle to chuck hagel showing that he is willing to sort of work together whereas maybe congressional republicans aren't. and, you know, chuck hagel is someone who, you know, sort of up until -- in his fight now that republicans seem to like. he was one of the earliest republicans to sort of speak out
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against the iraq war and was key to turning public opinion, i think, against the war which is where public opinion is now and sort of repudiated a lot of the neocons in the bush administration who are now working against his nomination. i think why they are opposing him is people hold this neocon view of foreign policy putting chuck hagel in as secretary of defense really mainstreams the fact that the iraq war was a mistake. i think they perhaps don't want to see that become their legacy. >> talk with amanda terkel for the great huffington post here on our "full-court press" this morning. follow, of course, all of the reporting on all of the different issues at huffington so the one. the chuck hagel nomination gets caught up, amanda, in the broader question and the
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president gets credit for bringing powerful women in positions of great importance. secretary of state hillary clinton, hilda solis at labor, sonia sotomay or but his last four appointments to very powerful positions in the government, john kerr john brennan, jack lew and chuck hagel have been white males. is the president getting unfairly criticized for a lack of dye versety here? >> no. i don't think it's unfair. it's a scene that the president's cabinet may not be as diverse. he held up not only diversity in race, gender and in sort of experiences. for example, becoming secretary. but the administration said they looked seriously at women canday like susan rice to become
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secretary of state there is a larger question here of why aren't there more prominent women being looked at in these positions? that may not be the obama administration's fault. it may be a fault of why aren't these women being promoted more to begin with why is sus afternoon rice pretty much the only person being mentioned for secretary of state? there should be more women since women make up more than half the population. it's getting better that they are at least mentioned for many. for many years obviously there were no women in the cabinet. but it's not good enough. i think the obama administration is saying we are noticing you are not putting women in, i think is important. >> amanda, why didn't we see the same kind of reaction particularly from the right, you know, when bush was approximatelypresident? i found it kind of striking
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yesterday on "meet the press"that, you know, mike murphy and hailee barber were making shots. >> on diversity. >> exactly. it's just -- it kind of begs the question of credibility from the attackers. >> uh-huh. >> do you think it's a fair point? >> well, i think that -- i mean this may say a lot about the republican party but not as much as -- not as much as expected from the republican party when it comes to diversity. i think that hailee barber has accould the republican party is terrible b it comes to reaching out to women of color. it says a lot. president obama, himself, has held up the diversity of has cabinet as something sort of extraordinary. when you do that, you are setting yourself. >> good point. people do not expect it.
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we look at the republican convention and sweep the camera across the floor. you have to look hard to find a person of color. amanda, the question final question i have for you is in terms of the president's agenda he certainly put a focus on gun violence. coming to him tomorrow the "new york times" reporting his first priority may be immigration reform. is it one or the other or both do you expect we are going to see the president emphasize in his state of the union and in his inaugural address and in his first actions to congress? >> well in the state of the union, you get a laundry list of things. immigration, that's sort of a big legislative fight that he is going to need congress on board with and republicans after the drugging ing they took, realize.
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i expect immigration to be one of the biggest things. gun control, if he wants to pass an assault weapons bill. you have the republican house. there are things president obama can do on gun control where he doesn't need congress's support. prosecuting people who sort of lie on their background checks, you know, being more strict enforcing all of that. >> with congress i think, we will see a lot of focus on immigration. >> the president seems particularly for these first two years. amanda, good to talk to you. look forward to having you back in studio.
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>> your calls welcome at 866-55-press. eric interesting about this focus on immigration reform. >> that's one things. >> they have no choice at this point. they have got to come around. with the demographics of the country changing the way they are and frankly, they should have been with president george w. bush on this. he was right on this issue. >> they had their best chance on that issue when he introduced it. >> way, way, way back 10 years ago. >> 866-55-press. join the conversation with eric byrnes. we will be right back. [ music ] stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv.
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>> this is the full court press? "the bill press show" live on your radio and on current tv. >> 12:00 o'clock before the top of the hour. 12:00 o'clock? wait a minute. you know, mondays are a bitch. mondays are rough. >> you want to see that movie. you want to go to the movies >> bill: twelve minutes before the top of the hour here on a monday morning january 14th, the full court press, eric byrnes in studio with us from bullfight strategies. we will get back to your calls and to our round robin sort of the issues here. this is something you might want to consider if you are having a hard time making ends meet at the end of each month, you can get on top of it. turn your life around maybe by talking to the focus at they were america's leading work from home business.
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diversity, the issue of dye versety. it's odd that you guys leave out that barak obama is diverse. a photo of a black man in charge of a bunch of white men is diversity. >> it's a good point. first african-american president to have a cabinet. better reflects. the american people. >> colin powell who was on the mete the press over the weekend, colin powell was on meet the mccain? >> good point. good point. cyber society says i could listen to heyailee barber say hamas. >> i don't think you can tell the difference if he says humus or hamas.
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>> he could turn hamas into seven sill bills. >> do you think hailee barber has ever had hummus. what's the story with pat robertson. >> he is in allegations of trouble because he talked about how there was a woman who came to him or a family that came to him. pat robertson said the man was drinking. here is the story that pat tells. the man was drinking. the woman was saying i am concerned about my husband drinking. pat robertson says the preacher said i would start drinking too. >> oh, my gosh. >> you told this story. >> on the 700 club. >> what a progressive thinker. >> almost came out in favor of adult re. >> he is human, you know, these
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women just throw themselves at you. what are you supposed to do. >> if you are married to an ugly woman, drink up. >> jerry falwell. >> but, i must come back to the mccain comment. isn't it just absurd they keep inviteing mccain on these type of shows? why? >> we were done with mccain in 2008. the service. he has burned his legacy. he set it ablaze years back. his identityfy as the maverick and it's sad to see what he has become as a political figure. five years ago about "meet the press"obsession with john mccain. this is not a new thing. it's addsurd. >> if you went back if you went back to the last six months, a look at every sunday.
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every single sunday, at least one if not more of the sunday talk shows had john mccain as a guest. every freakin' sunday. he doesn't have that much to say. >> he is far and away as of like two years ago far and away the most booked, you know elected official on the sunday shows. >> why is that though? what's the allure? what's the attraction of john mccain. it is the myth. it is a myth. >> because the producers feel that if they book john mccain he will say something crazy. >> yeah. you know why? because he is freakin' crazy. right? >> yeah. >> so what do you get? a nut, saying nutty stuff. we are supposed to -- is it supposed to mean anything? nobody pays any attention to john mccain except lindsey graham. this is the mainstream media feeding kind of the circus mental mentaltality of our political discourse right now, especially
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on the right. it's a shame. >> the honest to god. >> on the "full-court press." great to see you my man. love you. a friend of bill. all right. i will be back. i will tell you what the president is up to today. a busy day. >> this is "the bill press show."
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these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. really? you know i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. [ music ] >> this is "the bill press show." >> three minutes ago, margaret tollef from bloomberg will be here in studio with us as well as john lowey head of the brady
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center to prevent gun violence. a daily briefing at 10:00 o'clock this morning. they will have lunch at 12:30. secretary of state hillary clinton, still secretary of state at 2:30 this afternoon. at 3:00 o'clock, the president will accept the new credentials from the new ambassadors from policy poland, pair gay, tupalu wherever that is, the maldives and mexico. >> wow. >> jay carney will hold his press briefing at in that today. i will be there at the whitehouse rep preen senting all of you when we come back with the latest view from the white house from margaret tollef from bloomberg news. so stay right there. >> this is "the bill press show."
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[ music ] [ music ] >> good morning, everyone. welcome to the "full-court press." coming to you on current tv this morning. bringing you up to date on the news of the day and bringing you a chance to talk about it at 866-press. civil war, fighting republicans over the nomination of chuck hagel as president obama's next secretary of defense. senator bob corker from tennessee says that chuck
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hagel's temperament has he ever met john mccain. colin powell yesterday on "meet the press"saying the entire republican party is out of whack and they have lost their way. isn't it fun? eating each other alive. first, what's the latest? we will find out from lisa ferguson with today's current tv. >> good morning. colin powell did say on "meet the press"yesterday and voiced support for chuck hagel as secretary secretary of defense. it's a tough confirmation battle ahead for caggel considering his past controversial stanchions on israel and iran. he is getting members of both parties in his corner. hagel shortly after president obama exactly announced the name no, sir. superbly qualified with a
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distinguished public service. his own campaign with the myth against chuck hagel sending a set of documents showing hagel as pro-israel. one much those papers quotes israeli danny ialon saying hagel was a decent and fair reasoner. it's a start of what should be a strong lobbying effort from the administration convincing the senate to confirm hagel as secretary of defense. >> president obama's planners are a little strapped for cash. they are using a plan like groupon offering a limited number of daily deals. one of of the most recent with obama, biden and their wives for a price of $50,000. last time, that was a maximum donation. we will be right back.
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[ music ] >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv. this is "the bill press show." >> the trillion dollar coin there is going to be -- it was going to be fun. wasn't it? it ain't going to happen, the white house now says. too bad. looking forward to. it good morning, everybody. what do you say? it's the "full-court press" on a monday, a beautiful monday morning. al drizzly foggy morning unseasonable unseasonabley war. where you happen to be. thank you for joining us as we come to you live coast to coast. washington, d.c. bringing up, up
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to date. and give a chance to weigh in with your comments either by phone at 866-55-press on twitter twitter@bp show or at press show. until spends avenue, you know for bloomberg news. margaret, nice to see you. >> we were together in friday down at the whitehouse. it's been a busy time since the president gom back. >> it has been, you know between the fiscal cliff and trying to get -- him trying to get his agenda on track before the next sent ceiling fight trying to pack in stuff. gun violence moved to the forefront. immigration, talking about it looks like the next two years are going to be pretty
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action-packed. >> a week to the next six months. >> we go from there . >> all right. >> exactly. a lot to talk about today and our whole team is in place ready to go. peter ogburn and dan henning. hi guys. >> cyprian boulding. >> two years. >> trying to make us look good. >> the entertainment. awards program. they did a great job. amy the poehler and tina fey. can't do better than that in hosting. some of the awards raised some
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eyebrows. july julia roberts got to present the best award for the best motion picture drama. >> the golden globe goes to "argo. ". >> uh-huh. "argo". >> interesting. not "lincoln"? >> not "lincoln" and not "zero dark thirty". >> affleck. what office this mean? you have seen "zero dark thirty"? thirty"? >> i have. >> best picture of the year. >> no spoiler alerts. >> they did a good job with a complicated subject. the challenge is everybody knows how it ends. watching it, it's entertainment value is good. it doesn't stay completely true to every detail of the script as we know. it's not a documentary.
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a bunch of other journalists. there was a whole range of going. that will rocked. other people were like, well i was sort of in the middle but not total. >> more what you just said. >> a great movie but it hasn't been like the hurt locker which captain bigalow directed. >> i haven't heard a lot over the top about "zero dark thirty". >> from hollywood this year. dustin hoffman. >> golden glows goes to les les miserable. >> he could have said les mis.
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>> for it to get the overall best movie of the year i haven't heard a lot of great things about that movie. >> didn't see it. >> my attitude is like yours. good but not great. >> some part not even good. >> eleven minutes after the hour. >> we can talk about russell crowe another time now. >> margaret talev for the first half hour. then we will be joined by john lowee. lots to talk about. margaret and i were there. >> first, this is the full court press. >> on this monday, other headlines making news, duchess of cambridge's pregnancy moving along, saint james palace announcing will and kate are having a baby. the due date is in july.
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kate making her first public appearance in months last week after that fight with morning sickness, she and to be perfectly healthy. no word on the sex of the baby. it will be the third in line to the thrown. >> july? >> all right. jerry. >> as big as the wedding. >> a huge or deal. >> let's hope so. jerry springer a wide ranging interview over the weekend. destroying western civilization. he said his daily controversial program on the air for 22 years is an hour of escapism and no redeeming social value. while he knows it's a stupid show, he loves doing it. otherwise, he wouldn't be on the air any more. >> at least he is honest. right? >> yeah. this piece of crappy put out every day is absolutely zero redeeming social values.
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>> n afc championship no the denver broncos in 9 degree temperatures in double overtime 38 to 35. also, saturday, san francisco beating green bay, atlanta beat seattle yesterday by blowing -- barely blew a 20 point lead in the first quash. new england defeated houston sound soundly. the baltmon and afc and san francisco and the afc winners of those go to the super bowl. >> great weekend for football. dan, thank you. yes, margaret, it was the third event in the east room on friday. >> john brennan on monday. wednesday was jack le> w. >> friday appearing with president karzi and the
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president obama saying he is sticking to the 2014 deadline. >> by the end of next year 2014, the transition will be complete. after gans will have full responsibility for their security. this war will come to a responsible end. >> this war will be over the little update on the deadline was the president's second announcemented by this spring, he said there will be a change in the next of u.s. troops. again, president obama. >> today we agreed as afghan forces take the lead and as president karzi announces, troops will move to a support roll this spring. >> what does this say. >> it says president obama cannot wait to get out of there. basically since the killing of osama bin laden, the priorities have really changed.
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the public has grown weary of this war. they like to get out of there. these new questions. appearing over the horizon: do you keep any u.s. troops there after the end of the war. of course the u.s. position is you can't unless there is a deal to have thosetritional troops protected against prosecution, and it's up in the air still right now. >> the president seemed to indicate that this was a condition. >> yes. >> it's not even a season. absolutely. we do it all over the world. we do not stay unless we have it. >> the impression that i got listening to president karzai was, yeah. i think i can work that out. apparently he is not sure. now that he is back in the country. >> the latest is that this is a question of -- he will put
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before before the afghan elders. on some level, they are talking off of the same page. karzai understands the u.s. position. the u.s. has been clear. >> where is karzai going to be when all of this happens? he was asked that question by scott wilson. >> he was. he indicated he is not going to try to extend his presidency. so but he didn't use like a lot of emotion. >> i am going a cruise. >> you know he will very long his own set of questions, as 2014 grows closer. >> co run for re-election? >> it doesn't look like that's going to happen right now. >> right. >> but the -- if there is one thing that's true, everything subject to change? >> yes. >> in afghanistan. and karzai is always talking to the audience. but. >> it does race a question.
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the central question to me i think while i was sitting there was, okay. we are out. then what happens to afghanistan? his government still does not control the entire country. right? a lot of talk about the taliban. what's going to be there when we step aside? >> absolutely. >> that's been part of the pentagon's concern in saying there should be like a force after the to ease the position. not going to have a discussion about that if, you know unless there is in place. if there is there is no to investment in the president long-term. one of the questions that was raised friday by one of the afghan journalists. what about the role of women? there are women who believe they
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are going to end up on the short end of the stick here under a new afghan government. how does the united states feel about that? and the president it's up to the afghan people. on the other hand, we feel it's essential. >> if the taliban for example were to get in were to enforce sharia law. >> it is something for years has been a concern not only for women's groups but for this administration, for any administration. >> the u.s. is asking women in afghan society to participate, to step out on a limb to take advantage of the possibility pi what happens when the u.s. goes home and sort of left standing there and you have put your name out there and you have put yourself out there and it may be you are a target. >> you have been following this
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for some time. a lot close earnr than i have. but i thought the chemistry looked good. wasn't so maybe six months. >> there has been times. i remember an appearance when it was the afghan and pakistan leaders if i am remembering. >> sort of different because it's over, i guess. >> uh-huh. >> on the way over. i wasn't describe it as a particularly warm chemistry. there was a distance and calculation on both of their parts about the words that are unspoken. >> right. so the president in addition to afghanistan, iraq, is dealing with that. it comes back to the domestic front. what is his number 1 priority that he feels that he has got some political capitol now that
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he wants to spend on? >> guns first. >> so probably to me. recess we will see formally what the the obama an minstration wants but the big haul because it's largely been written off. >> the con venal wisdom from democrats and other gun rights activists is you can try and follow up but don't hold your breath. >> the votes aren't there. the bigger long-term push, it was the unfulfilled promise to latino advocates. it is something that the administration believes many
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republicans will be on board with also this time around is immigration reform overhaul. >> immigration reform. some of the conditions some of the absolute must steps that have to be part of that. we will get into that. on bloomberg news on today's "full-court press," you are welcome to join the conversation on twitter at bp show or give us a call at 866-55-press. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv, this is the bill press show. with twizzlers the twist you can't resist. building up to this. >>bill shares his views, now it's your turn. >>i know you're going to want to weigh in on these issues. >>connect with "full court press with bill press" at and on twitter at bpshow. >>i believe people are hungry for it. from silver screens... to flat screens...
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tv this is "the bill press show." >> all right. twenty-six minutes after the hour on monday morning. margaret talev stopped in on her way to work. good morning. thank you. 866-55-press, the brady campaign to present gun violence here in the next segment of the next half hour of the "full-court press" this morning. so, margaret, you were saying immigration reform has got to be -- we are going to deal with guns, immigration reform the president got a lot of criticism for doing nothing about that in the first four years. he's determined to take it up. it seems like now is the time. and after the shellacking that republicans got, do you think they will be more likely the immigration reform. >> that's the white house's
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calculation. >> republicans 2016 bid. future leadership of the party. there were a lot of concerns in terms of the people putting together votes on the think. speaker boehner will be able to sort of wrangle the votes that he needs. sort of two games in terms of strategy on the republican legislative front and one is kind of proceed business chamber of commerce republicans. job climate certainty. then the sort of political track what does this party need to do going forward. >> then there are still those out there who were able to kill
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president george w. bushses attempts at immigration reform which, by the way, i always felt why almost identical to what was proposed. that was not by democrats but talk show hosts didn't want to see anything to do with it. the question is what to do about the 11 million people estimated who have been here and had jobs and families. >> depends upon what you package with it, guest worker programs visas, high school immigration. so, perhaps if it's put together in a way that appeals to enough cross sections, they can pull it together perhaps. >> yeah. it would be a queuecoup. margaret, i will see you at the ranch. >> this is "the bill press show."
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going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> chatting with you live at, this is "the bill press show," live on your radio and current tv. 8:33 on a monday morning here, january 14th, good to see you today. thafrlingz for joining us here on the "full-court press." we are coming to you live on our nation's capitol brought to you by the international brotherhood of teamsters, good men and women under president jim hoffa. we all live better because of their good work. you can find out more about their work at the vice president joe biden, wrapping up the work of his task 40s on gun violence appointed by the president.
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maybe it was three weeks ago. perhaps the fastest task force effort in the history of the united states government. he plans to make his report to the president of the united states tomorrow. we have been talking to this issue. back in studio today. john lowey is the legal action project for the brady center. john, good to see you. it has. it's maybe not surprising because the solutions have been there. they have been there for decades. all we needed was political will. am strategy. to wake up the in case. enough is enough. you, among many meetings that the vice president had, he did have meeting with groups who had been long advocating efforts to
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reduce gun violence in this country. no organization more out spoken on this than the brady campaignspoken on this than the brady campaign. >> all good things. evidence with that meeting with attorney general holder. there is just a great dedication to do anything significant on this issue. >> what would prevent another newtown but what would prevent most of the hundred thousand shootings that happened in this country every year. what would save the most lives. no doubt about it. serious, serious about moving. >> as fast as they can do. >> it seems what do you hear there will may be some executive
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actions. >> a combination. >> the administration, there is a lot that they could do. there are stronger regulations that atf could and we think should have. to require some responsible business measures, execute meyers to prevent thefts and sales practices. background checks for employees of gun dealers. you can be prohibited from possessing a gun. there is no background check to see if you are possessing a gun every day as an employee of the gun store. so simple things we just don't do. and thisey could also get more of the background check records that are in the hands of the federal government into this system. >> now, i remember from our last conversation that the focus of your recommendations at the brady center is to do something about background checks, which you pointed out, is it still true that some 40% of gun sales
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or is it -- do i have it backwards? >> it's probably more than 40% of gun sales take place in this country without a background check, no questions asked. i mean the number that we had going back a few years was 40% take place without a background check. that was before the internet explosion. >> uh-huh. >> that has exploited that private loophole even greater. >> so the ones that just so everyone understands, the sales that are not covered, right, where there is no background check. i sale my gun to peter. right? i buy one orsell one. all sales over the internet. is that true? >> basically we have two systems of gun sales. if you go to a licensed gun dealer, if you are a convicted
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felon, you fall into another prohibited category. you won't get that gun most likely. that is legal under fred recall law. you can find that private seller on the internet or on a gun show or a parking lot or in a classified ad and buy a good gun no, questions asked. >> it would be as if our response to controlled substances would be you need a prescription to get certain drugs. go to a doctor and a pharmacist. >> if you don't want to do that you don't need a prescription and you can go to a person on the street, and that's legal, too. that would, of course, be crazy. yet that is the fred recall law for guns. >> what's the answer? >> the answer is simply to require background checks for all gun sales. california has been doing that for a number of years. there is still a lot of guns.
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a lot of gun shows in california. all it means is that if you and i arrange to buy and sell a gun. we can strike a deal. then you have to go to the local gun shops and they do a background check to see if you are buying the gun, if you have a record and then you won't get the gun if you are prohibited. >> petei am going to buy peter's ak-47 or whatever. >> we have to go. we have to go to a licensed gun dealer and have that background check. >> exactly. so it does not prohibit law abiding people from getting guns. it doesn't prohibit private sales. gun dealers like that arrangement because it brings customers into their store. customers that otherwise wouldn't be going to their store. gun dealers make a lot of their money selling other things
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besides the guns. gun dealers like this. law abiding people like it. 74% the number would be higher if they all understood that there is this gaping hole in the wall. >> so to close this and background checks. will that require legislation or is that something that can be done by executive order. >> we are very encouraged. gun owners and nra support. there is about 90% of the general public supports this. and it's simply not a winning political issue to be the candidate who has to defend why you fought for the right of items felonies domestic violence abusers.
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no questions asked. i don't care what district you are in. i don't care how many gun owners are in that. you don't want to defend that at election time. >> do you think that is the single most important thing we can do to prevent gun violence or to reduce the level of gun violence? does the brady campaign believe that? >> i think it is, yes. there is a lot we can do. we are under no illusions that this is going to solve our gun violence problem. we are so backward in our response to guns in this country. so it's going to be a long struggle. however, that will do a lot. the brady law has stopped over two million dangerous people from buying guns at gun stores. if you now expand that. the effects would be tremendous. >> this is not only the most important but perhaps the most doable. there is also still a lot of talk, of course, about the assault weapons ban passed in 1994, two votes expired in 2004,
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has never been renewed. senator feinstein has introduced legislation or soon will to renew it this year. the president has always said he supports a renewal. david keen the new president of the nra yesterday threw cold weather. >> you don't want to bet your house on the outcome, but i would say that the likely they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban. >> after newtown and whatever aurora, colorado? no assault weapons ban? >> you have to understand the nra leadership they are in the gun-selling business? >> they represent the gun manufacturers? >> represent the gun manufacturers and part of those sales, a big part of that market is trying to appeal to the people who by the way, may already have 10 ak-47s.
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>> we see the spike in gun sales that's been so reported. >> that's what a lot of these sales are. people who already are heavenly armed and now they are going to be more heavily armed. it's a bad financial decision for their household probably to advance that much. it's great for public safety. >> that's important to know. the percentage of american house homicide that have guns has declined greatly over the past number of years and even when we see this spike in sales, it doesn't show an increase with that. >> you still believe and make sure i understand in this political climate an assault weapons band through this congress is still at least within the realm of possibility.
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>> most of them think it's fine if he can keep my barretta or gloc pistol shotgun and keep my rifle and, by the way, keep many, many of such guns yet maybe do without the ak-47, an ar-14 for public safety purposes. most gun owners are. the candidate election time. i fought for the right to buy arsnals of these military-style weapons. >> that's a losing proposition. >> it looks like there will be action out of the congress and certainly out of the white house on this issue of reducing gun violence in this current tree. at the senter of that fight for a long time the brady center to
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coverage, give them a call at 1800335, 18005967 for lifelock ultimate, 1-800-356-5967. gun violence, led, of course this task force by vice president joe biden presenting his report to the president tomorrow who will certainly include the principal recommendation of the brady center to get rid of the loophole in background checks whereby 40% of gun sales today receive no criminal background check. john lowey is the legal action project director for the brady center in studio with us. john, good to have you with us today. peter you have a social media comment here. >> tweeting@bp show,@bpshow.
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bark weigh says the background checks we talked about in the last segment. one problem is that many with records are non-violent stoners who got caught. what is it that shows up on the background check? >>. >> a criminal? >> you've got one strike against you and you had possession of marijuana. what is it exactly filters out through the background check? >> possession of marijuana probably would not prohibit you. the categories are if you are a convicted felony, if you are convicted of a crime of domestic violence which can be a misdemeanor, that's the one class of misdemeanor: that's not true. determined by a court to be dangerously mentally ill or unable to take care of yourself.
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there are some other categories about non-resident aliens dishonorably discharged. that sort of thing. on the high-capacity magazines and clips. the news reports, that seems more feasibleply politicoly. that would be extremely effective. it would be betser to barn the the -- we have seen people having high-capacity magazines often 30, in the case of
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yourora, 100 rounds,. and there was a "washington post" study of and they found after the weapon ban lapsed, after it stopped being in effect, the number of crime guns with high-capacity magazines more than doubled. it shows these laws have an impact. we salute you and john lowy legal action project director follow them at we will check your progress. >> absolutely. >> as it moves forward. what will to do about video games. i will be back with a parting shot coming up next. >> this is "the bill press
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>> the parting shot with bill press. this is "the bill press show." >> on this monday, january 14th my parting shot for today, the question: so what about video games? well first, it's absurd for the nra to claim that video games are not guns are responsible for the slaughter at the sandy hook elementary school. that charge will be true only when the first person walks into a theater or a school with an iphone or an ipad and ends up killing dozens of people. assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips are the real danger, of course.
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at the same time, i don't think makers of violent video games ought to get a free pass either. there are too many games that involve nothing more than pushing a button firing a gun and killing as many people as possible. the more you kill in less time the higher your score. no, not everybody who plays violent video games will commit violent acts, but the nature of these games is surely one of those many factors that con contribute to the culture of violence we live in today. video game manufacturers, it seems to me, have to be asking themselves: is all of this violence really, really necessary to sell a product? i don't think so. on tomorrow's show randy weingarten from the american federation of teachers and keith ellison from minnesota. here on the "full-court press." have a good one. we will see you back here tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show."
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